Key Data

Spirit drinks remain one of the EU’s most valuable agri-food, 2/3 of which are Geographical Indications, impossible to delocalise

Every hour of every day, the sale abroad of high value, locally-rooted European spirits generates a positive net contribution of €1.2 million to the EU

External trade: vital driver of growth for European distillers

Evolution in global spirits consumption by geographical region, 2005-2015

With declining consumption in the European Union, external trade represents a vital driver of growth for European distillers.